Category archives for: Engineering

Wave of optimism in teeming DRC mining industry

Coal energy

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT, industry leaders, investors and other stakeholders are optimistic about the future of the mining industry despite the numerous sociopolitical challenges faced by the endowed Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The sentiment has been prevalent in the record-breaking DRC Mining Week, recently concluded in the […]

Qualm over SA manufacturing, mining prospects

Ford Silverton manufacturing plant, Pretoria, South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI  JOHANNESBURG – ANALYSTS have projected mixed fortunes for the struggling manufacturing and mining sectors in the wake of load shedding and strikes in South Africa. The projections come ahead of the release of mining and manufacturing production data for May by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). Absa Bank’s economics unit forecast mining production to […]

EXCLUSIVE: New administration fails to inspire comatose Angola economy

Angola President João Lourenço

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – BALLOONING government debt, downward revision of the country’s economic growth as well as a plummeting oil industry, the Angolan economy is in dire straits. A government led by a president that came to power on a campaign premised offering Angolans an “economic miracle” is exacerbating […]

Angola on course to meet landmine clearance deadline

Angola flag

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – SOUTHEASTERN Angola boasts some of the world’s most iconic ecological and tourism sites but is also among the most inaccessible regions because of landmines, which are a legacy of a civil war that ended in 2002. Among the areas worst affected by the explosives planted […]

SA mining sector needs defence against cyber threats

Cullinan mine

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African mining companies risk crippling shutdowns and threats to human safety if they fail to adequately protect their infrastructure against cyber-attacks. The warning by a technology executive comes as mining operations are set to embrace next-generation automation and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems to slash costs […]

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